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“Engrossing Delivers the sack of Troy as an ambitious, cinematic affair.”–The New York Times Book Review “A sexy, sweeping tale, filled with drama, sassy. The siege of Troy has lasted almost ten years. Inside the walled city, food is becoming scarce and the death toll is rising. From the heights of Mount. Troy is a young adult novel by Adèle Geras, published in It is based on events in The Iliad, incorporating original stories set in the heart of the city towards.
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But Aphrodite, goddess of love, is bored with the endless, dreary war, and so she turns her attention to two sisters: They didn’t add to the story in the least and the characters would forget anything they would told by them anyway.
He was everywhere, standing behind every man who carried a weapon in his hand. Till something comes between them. Geras is quite faithful to the original myths, and I love her take on the gods and how their interactions with mortals work. Astyanax … oh my goodness. Soon Marpessa and Alastor begin a secret love affair as the politics of Troy and Gefas rage on, the war becoming bloodier and bloodier. In the fury of war.
Not a page later, we get: Shannon January 27, at 9: However, if you want to read about the lives of those who were forgotten, the lives of the background characters, Troy is perfect for you. Meanwhile, Xanthe’s good male friend is hopelessly in love with her, while one of her female friends is in love with him.
You can’t skip over anything or move things along faster. In the beginning, it was gers slow and so much romance plots that it was hard to figure out what was going on.
Random gods would appear to different character for no reason whatsoev This book was pretty boring. Told from the point of view of the women of Troy. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It was a really good romance, war book.
She could have brought him back to life and chose not to. They seem like perfectly nice people, but not exactly compelling. It shows a different point of view of the Trojan War we’ve never seen; the side of the Trojans. The story is told by all three of these people depending on the ch I think that the authors theme is to always stay true to family.
Although this story does not narrate the exact events of the Trojan War, you will recognize famous matters like the Trojan Horse, the death of Achilles, the death of Hector, the burning of the villages in Troy and more. Open Preview See a Problem? The random appearances of the Gods got annoying at time. Feb 29, Naima rated it liked it Shelves: I also liked how Geras handled the gods; Marpessa has God-sight and can always see and speak to them when they’re present, but generally, the gods appear in visions to the characters, reveal what they’ve come to reveal, and disappear again, upon which the character they’ve spoken to forgets the encounter, though often retaining a feeling of foreboding.
Her father was in the Colonial Service and she had a varied childhood, living in countries such as Nigeria, Cyprus, Tanzania, Gambia and British North Borneo in a short span of time. She looks after their son, Astyanax, a baby just learning to speak.
Two sisters are the two that probably carry the whole story. Xanthe is nursemaid for Andromache, Hector’s wife. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The Blood Room is where the injured soldier are treated. Then you mix in a best girl friend and another guy, things only get more complicated.
She causes Alastor to fall for Xanthe’s sister, Marpessa, and she for him. But the farther into the book I got, the less desperate the whole situation felt.
By the way, not gonna lie, I would love to read a Trojan War novel told from the point of view of regular Trojan citizens who have nothing to do with the royal family.
As I said before, it is a good book, not a great one. Therefore, she turns her attention to the two sisters. Will trroy sister escape the arrows of Eros? Unfortunately, the effect is lost as soon as they open their mouths.
However, the book did lack action on the yeras, and mainly, if not only, included perspectives of the spectators. Children and Young Adult Literature portal. In a conversation about how the statue has been stolen, the characters speculate that Helen has a romantic relationship with Odysseus that would lead her to help him steal it.
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Interwoven with these mortal characters is the presence of gods and goddesses who make their presence known and take an active role in both the love-lives and the gefas slaughter of many of the characters. Click on a plot link to find similar books! It sounds kind of awful, but it sort of works.
Although it was a love story it still has a lot of action.